Thursday, May 3, 2007
New notchback sedan Fiat Linea
In the form balanced elegantly, in the dimensions exemplarily generously, in comfort and available space exemplary, in security on eye level in the C-segment as well as in seeming and quality first-class - in such a way the new Fiat Linea presents itself. With the new model the Italian car manufacturer is again represented with a notchback sedan in the C-segment - the paragraph-strongest in Europe. The Fiat Linea is produced in co-operation with Tofas in Bursa (Turkey) and comes at the end of of June 2007 on the German market - at first with two engine versions, in altogether three equipment versions and at extremely competitive prices.
The new Fiat Linea carries unmistakably the handwriting of the center of styles Fiats. Its front sets new Fiat on the Family Feeling, which ties Turismo tradition of Fiats with sporty lattice radiator grille including new mark Logo, dominantem cooling air inlet and drop-shaped headlights to the Gran - like already the Fiat Grande Punto and the Fiat Bravo. The impressive front portion changes into, far the windshield handing pulled forward in the roof, which stresses the coupéhafte form of the Fiat Linea within this range as connecting element to the collateral line.
Additional elegance lends the rising collateral line, which - depending upon equipment version - lends a noblen Touch to the new Fiat Linea with chrome applications at door handles or protection strips. She finds her stimmigen conclusion, which easily rounded its regulation do not hide in the tail: much place for the luggage under the trunk flap. Clearly partitioned rear lights embracing into the vehicle flank as well as the characteristic mounting plate are further salient elements. This applies also to the bumpers - in front and in the back - perfectly into the car body integrates its function already optically fulfills. Likewise for the stressed auskragenden wheel arches, which lend typically a shot sportyness to the new notchback sedan Fiat.
The interior of the new Fiat Linea presents itself fastidiously as well as harmonious-elegantly, continues the external Design stylistic and profits from the stately external dimensions of the Viertürers, (length of 4.56 meters, width of 1.73 meters, height of 1.50 meters) as well as the wheel base of 2.60 meters. In the smallest detail durchdacht it offers generous space conditions (also for the rear passengers), high functionality, qualityful processing and high priority of the used materials.
Comfortable one, in seat face and backrest particularly outlined seats, more easily in and door (also in the rear), functional instrument panel with perfectly readable instruments, coloured co-ordinated coverings and material-in-corrodes at the door panels, high noise comfort and good air conditioning creates the ideal Ambiente for comfortable and relaxed travel. In addition also the large Gepäckabteil (with 500 litres one the roomiest in the class) belongs, whose capacity can be increased by surrounding the asymmetrically divided rear seat on maximally 1,175 litres.
Benziner or multi-jet Diesel
The new Fiat Linea is offered alternatively for the sales start with two motorizing (a Benziner, a multi-jet Diesel). With the Benziner it acts around the proven and also 1.4-Liter-Triebwerk well-known from other series with 57 KW (77 HP). It originates from the Fire family and is coupled with a Fünfgang-Getriebe. The 1.4-Liter-Motor with high engine speed offers high torque values at low numbers of revolutions (115 Nm with 3.000 rpm) and belongs with good performances (0 to 100 km/h 14.6 seconds, maximum speed 165 km/h) with consumption to the class-best (6.3 l/100 km combine after RL 80/1268/EWG).
Good road performances and low values consumed the new Fiat Linea offers also with the Diesel drive. The 1.3-Liter-Multijet-Vierventiler mobilized owing to turbochargers with variable geometry 66 KW (90 HP) likewise, reached with 1.750 rpm a maximum torque from 200 Nm and transfer its Kraft over a Fünfgang-Getriebe to the front wheels. The Fiat Linea 1,3 multi-jet 16V accelerated in 13.8 seconds from the conditions on speed 100, obtains a maximum speed of 170 km/h and uses 4.9 l/100 km (combines after RL 80/1268/EWG).
In the autumn 2007 an aggregate from the new T-JET engine family completes the drive pallet. The 1.4-Liter-Turbo-Benziner carries 88 KW out (120 HP) and connects low consumption and emission values with very good road performances.
The new Fiat Linea convinces also with security. Already starting from the version dynamic is equipped the new notchback sedan with 6 Airbags (Multistage Frontairbags, Kopfairbags in front and in the back continuous as well as Seitenairbags) (version Active: four Airbags). Among the safety features also ABS with EBD, ESP ranks inclusive Hill Holder and ASR as well as MSR (not with all versions), seat belts also belt meet far from in front and höhenverstellbare head restraints on all seats. When desired there are also active head restraints in front (starting from version dynamic in series). Among the active safety package of the new Fiat Linea ranks its complex chassis (in front McPherson independent suspension, in the back half torsion beam trailing arm axle with rotator), the broad trace and the brake assembly, which are with largely dimensioned disc brakes in front (ventilated) and drum brakes in the back very efficient and stable.
Three equipment versions
The new Fiat Linea is offered on the German market in three equipment versions (Active, dynamic and emotion). Already the entrance version Active offers among other things power steering, electrical window lifters in front, axially and vertically adjustable steering wheel, Zentralverriegelung and radio preparation. The dynamic equipment offers additionally among other things manual air conditioning system, electrically adjustable outside mirrors, radio plant with CD-Player, höhenverstellbarem driver's seat, radio remote maintenance for the Zentralverriegelung as well as asymmetrically divided and hinged rear seat (60/40).
The Top version emotion has additionally a two-zone climatic mechanism, 16-Zoll-Leichtmetallfelgen, electrical window lifters in the back, arm rests at front and rear seats, leather steering wheel with keys for the radio operation, driver's seat with electrically adjustable Lordosenstütze, fog headlight, radio with CD and MP3-Player as well as the info. telematics system Blue&MeTM inclusive radio free intercom BluetoothR and USB haven. When desired rain and dawn sensor, Cruise control, park sensor and leather upholstery connect comfort-oriented and functional elements.
With the new Fiat Linea returns the Italian car manufacturer to a segment, in which he was already represented years ago successfully with the Fiat Regata and the Fiat Tempra. A segment, in which the notchback sedans in Europe play only a Nebenrolle, which is dominated however outside of our continent by them. Approximately 60,000 Fiats Linea of the volumes, for the German market roll annually are 2007 the paragraph planned by 1.000 units in the work in Bursa. Starting from 2008 the notchback sedan is to be built also in the paragraph-strong countries - with China and Brazil at the point.
Posted by Lionel at 8:11 AM